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My product, included in "The Write Stuff" bundle, will surely be loved by your students!
When you are immersed in the day-to-day instruction, it can really be hard to see the tree for the forest, so to speak. Sometimes, you need to step back and take a look at the whole picture to actually see the progress each individual child has made. That's why I created the monthly writing journal. Once a month, my kiddos write on a topic I give them. I collect and save the writing in a journal. By the end of the year, I have 10 samples of their writing, and it is easy to see the progress they made throughout the year.
You can see how the drawing space gets smaller and the writing space gets larger on each themed page, putting less emphasis on drawing and more on writing as the year progresses.
I also use the writing samples for assessment. In my packet, I have included the following assessments:
As an added bonus, I've also included my popular progressive writing rubrics in this packet. It clearly states the growing expectations in writing for each quarter, and it is a great aide in communicating those expectations to parents.
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